I feel very fortunate. In Michigan, you simply have to sign a waiver to opt out of vaccinations for the school district and they accept--no questions asked and are very supportive. Our pediatrician doesn't question our decision--when the vaccines are due according to schedule we simply say "we don't vaccinate" and he says "OK" and moves on. I've heard horror stories about school districts refusing to admit children that aren't vaccinated--probably in other states--and I find it obnoxious.
I remember being a younger mom with my first child and I felt intimidated by the doctors and pretty much did everything they said without question. I am now older, wiser (I hope!) and more confident in my ability as a parent--and more confident to disagree with our pediatrician. Come to find out--disagreeing with him is fine! He's been more than supportive--go figure!
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I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I knew I hadn't vaccinated my kids. These diseases that they prevent are a long list. Horrible diseases that can cause death and disfigurement and a lot of suffering. I won't be surprised if some adults will soon have to have certain vaccines again because there will be some unvaccinated kids spreading disease around.
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